During the week of Aug. 9, construction workers will continue paving which will affect traffic patterns on College Street and Main Street in downtown Middlebury. The work is centered on Academy Street and the parking lot at Cross and Main streets. The work is part of ongoing work on roadways associated with the new Cross Street Bridge.
A finish course of asphalt and markings will be applied to Academy Street and Adjacent parking lot, according to Bill Finger town manager. As a result, Academy Street and the parking lot will be closed for the duration of the paving work.
Finger said College Street will return temporarily to a two-way traffic pattern.
"When curb work in front of the Counseling Service on Main Street is complete, two way traffic on South main Street will be restored," Finger said in a memo. "Pay close attention to signs, cones and traffic controllers-what you encountered in the morning may have changed in the afternoon. Our goal is to keep you moving. You can help, too. Please do not use cell phones. Thank you for your patience and cooperation."
The town will celebrate the bridge opening Oct. 30 and will possibly include a fireworks display.